Normal Flux Distribution at Step-Lap Joints of Si-Fe Wound Cores
Even though, the flux distribution at joints of stacked type transformer cores has been investigated thoroughly many issues remain unclear in the case of wound transformer cores. The paper addresses this lack of information by longitudinal and normal flux measurements at step-lap joints of Si-Fe wound cores. Flux measurements are verified by an original finite element analysis where the necessary excitation is performed by means of a pseudo-source. The advantage of the proposed technique is the accurate estimation of the flux distribution at step-lap joints, with a two dimensional model of simple geometry and low computational cost, by using any commercial finite element code.
A.G. Mamalis, M. Enokizono and A. Kladas
T. D. Kefalas et al., "Normal Flux Distribution at Step-Lap Joints of Si-Fe Wound Cores", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 670, pp. 284-290, 2011